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Turkish tourist dies in Phuket surf

Turkish tourist dies in Phuket surf

PHUKET: A Turkish tourist drowned early yesterday evening (July 6) at Karon Beach while swimming despite red warning flags, and despite be told not to go in the water by beach guards.


By Darawan Naknakhon

Monday 7 July 2014, 12:27PM


Karon Beach yesterday, at about the time Mr Dagdelen drowned. Photo The Phuket News

Karon Beach yesterday, at about the time Mr Dagdelen drowned. Photo The Phuket News

At the time a large storm was approaching the island, pushing higher waves before it.

Yalcin Dagdelen, 45, who was staying at Le Meridien Hotel, went swimming and was overcome by heavy waves. He was rescued by beach guards and rushed to Patong Hospital, but died there.

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